Dr. Abdullah Al-Dakheel

Dr. Abdullah Al-Dakheel

Dr. Abdullah Al-Dakheel

Principal Scientist - Field and Forage Crop

Dr. Abdullah Al-Dakheel joined ICBA in 2001 as a scientist. Prior to joining ICBA, he had worked with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain (UAEU), and Aleppo University. He also served as a visiting scientist at the Department of Biology at the University of Utah.

He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology (1986) from the University of California at Davis, USA, majoring in Plant Ecology, Agricultural Ecology, Arid Land Ecosystems/Physiological Ecology. 

Throughout his career, he has been heavily involved in formulating strategies related to agricultural issues and research. He has led the development and establishment of complex multi-disciplinary research programs and facilities at ICBA and UAEU, which included more than 30 on-station projects and more than 12 internationally-funded projects in West and Central Asia and North Africa. He also taught more than 15 courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and published over 50 scientific papers and books.